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v3firmwarehowto [2009/05/24 07:24]
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v3firmwarehowto [2009/09/08 08:23] (current)
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-====== Install the latest ECMLink application ====== + 
-It's a REALLY good idea to download and install the latest application off our website.+ 
 +====== ​1. Install the latest ECMLink application ====== 
 +It's a REALLY good idea (and sometimes absolutely necessary) ​to download and install the latest application off our website.
  
 http://​www.ecmtuning.com/​downloads.php http://​www.ecmtuning.com/​downloads.php
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 For minor bug fix releases, this will not be technically necessary. ​ But for any release where we are actually adding significant functionality,​ this step may be absolutely required. ​ The application needs to know about all the new stuff that got added to your ECU.  Otherwise it may not be able to reconnect to the new ECU after the firmware upgrade has finished! For minor bug fix releases, this will not be technically necessary. ​ But for any release where we are actually adding significant functionality,​ this step may be absolutely required. ​ The application needs to know about all the new stuff that got added to your ECU.  Otherwise it may not be able to reconnect to the new ECU after the firmware upgrade has finished!
  
-====== Check your current firmware version ======+ 
 +====== ​2. Check your current firmware version ======
 {{http://​www.ecmtuning.com/​images/​forums/​v3screenshots/​fwversion.png ​ }} {{http://​www.ecmtuning.com/​images/​forums/​v3screenshots/​fwversion.png ​ }}
 Bring up the ECMLink application and connect to your ECU.  ​ Bring up the ECMLink application and connect to your ECU.  ​
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 **Boot version:** This is the version number of the code that executes immediately upon ECU powerup. ​ This version does **NOT** change with a firmware upgrade. ​ In fact, this version will never change unless we find some extremely major bug that requires each flash device to come back in here for a low-level reformat. **Boot version:** This is the version number of the code that executes immediately upon ECU powerup. ​ This version does **NOT** change with a firmware upgrade. ​ In fact, this version will never change unless we find some extremely major bug that requires each flash device to come back in here for a low-level reformat.
  
-====== Grab a firmware request file from your ECU ======+ 
 +====== ​3. Grab a firmware request file from your ECU ======
 Use the //"​Create firmware request..."//​ menu item in the ECU menu to download a firmware request file from your ECU. Use the //"​Create firmware request..."//​ menu item in the ECU menu to download a firmware request file from your ECU.
  
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-====== Request a firmware upgrade off our website ======+ 
 +====== ​4. Request a firmware upgrade off our website ======
 This part should be fairly simple. ​ You basically just pull up the following page: This part should be fairly simple. ​ You basically just pull up the following page:
  
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-====== Upgrade your firmware ======+ 
 +====== ​5. Upgrade your firmware ======
 Use the //"​Upgrade firmware..."//​ menu item in the ECU menu to start the upgrade process. ​ You will need to select the firmware upgrade (.EFW) ​ Use the //"​Upgrade firmware..."//​ menu item in the ECU menu to start the upgrade process. ​ You will need to select the firmware upgrade (.EFW) ​
 file that you downloaded in the previous step and hit "​Open"​. ​ The application will walk you through the rest of the process. file that you downloaded in the previous step and hit "​Open"​. ​ The application will walk you through the rest of the process.
  
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